Thurs. 3-30-17 ** Jesus Begins His Ministry - Luke 3:21-38 - Jesus' Baptism (21-22)

JESUS BEGINS HIS MINISTRY

Luke 3:21-38

I.                Jesus’ Baptism (21-22)

 

    a. How do we know that verses 21-22 preceded verse 20? _______________

    _____________________________________________________________

    b. Why were the people coming and being baptized by John? ____________   

    _____________________________________________________________

    c. Did Jesus come to be baptized by John for the same reason as everyone

    else? _________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________

    d. Jesus affirms John’s ministry.  How does John affirm Jesus ministry?

    _____________________________________________________________

    e. How are the Three Persons of the Trinity presented in this passage?

    _____________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________

    f. How do we know Jesus actions are in accordance with the will of God the

    Father? _______________________________________________________

    g.  Was the visible manifestation of the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus for

    His benefit to others? ____________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________

           

II.              The Lineage of Jesus (23-38)

 

    a. How old was Jesus when He began His earthly ministry? ______________

    b. Luke begins the genealogy with Jesus and Lists the all the way back to

    Adam. How does this differ from Matthews recorded lineage? ____________

    ______________________________________________________________ 

    c. Notably different in the genealogy are the names from Heli (vs 23) to  

    Zerubbabel (vs. 27)… what could account for this difference? ____________

    _________________________________________________ (clue in vs. 23)

    d. What significant name in verse 31 fulfills specific prophecy

    concerning the Christ? ___________________________________________

    e. How could Luke effectively trace the lineage with a great deal of

    confidence? ____________________________________________________

    (Gen 5:3-32, 11:10-26, Ruth 4:18-22, 1 Chronicles 1:1-14 & 24-28, 2:1-15)

    f. Who does Jesus’ lineage begin with? ______________________________

    ______________________________________________________________

 

III.  He Application:  1 Timothy 1:3-4 warns against wasting time with “endless genealogies.”  Is Paul referring to Luke or Matthews lists or something else? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

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